Total Upstream Companies of Nigeria says it has trained more than 150 youths in various skills this year with each of them given a starter-pack worth N200,000.
According to the Executive General Manager, Community Responsibility Service, Vincent Nnadi, said that the beneficiaries were exposed to three months training both in Lagos and Abuja.
He added that capacity building was part of the company’s initiative to transform the society by providing employment opportunities for youths and reducing poverty.
According to him, the company’s community social responsibility will remain a sustained commitment and an enduring culture of responsiveness to the needs of stakeholders in the oil and gas industry.
“Through our capacity development initiatives, Total is empowering as many people as possible and actively supporting nation-building efforts in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals numbers one and eight.
“The goals are ‘No Poverty, Decent Work and Economic Growth’, and with Nigeria being home to the highest number of people living below the poverty line, this need has even become more urgent.
“Total is determined to contribute to turning the tide against poverty in Nigeria.”